Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
and individuals: and by: and the annual financial support of: hello, i'm john lithgow. welcome to "american cinema," a 1o-part series that looks at a great american success story of the 20th century. american film is international, popular the world over. from japan to france to brazil, their appeal is universal. what makes a hollywood movie a hollywood movie? is it the story? is it the style? or is it the director? well, it's all of these and more. for almost a hundred years, the american film industry has produced films that have truly engaged the audience. pure entertainment, these films are a sophisticated art form, using highly skilled craftsmen and technological know-how. the style of these films, perfected in the 20s and 30s, isn't easy to see. in fact the classic hollywood style is almost invisible. but that is its aim: to make you, the audience, so involved with the story, so identified with characters that you don't notice the sets, the camera angles or the editing, any of the filmcraft that created this special world. in this program, narrated by joe morton, america's greatest directors
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
[dr. john simons:] hello, i am dr. john simons and i'd like to welcome you to belief and believers. you're about to embark on an extraordinary journey and in a moment we'll leave this living room setting and go into the television classroom. there you'll start a journey with about 24, 25 other students, who have joined us to go on an exploration of religion. but what a journey it is. [ music ] [male voice:] so be it. [crowd:] so be it. [male voice:] tonight - [crowd:] tonight - [dr. simons:] this is armageddon, the field of armageddon. this is definitely not your father's oldsmobile. we're at the western wall, the last remaining wall of the second temple. we're at the san francisco zen center. it was the site of illinois greatest religious drama - the exodus of the mormons. this is the spot where jesus reputedly cried for jerusalem. [ music ] [male voice:] i'm not talking about god or buddha. [ music ] [female voice:] at the end of it, what is it for? for peace. [male voice:] you just discover it within our selves. [dr. simons:] we'll go through 24 classes in which we'll meet real
Jan 30, 2013 5:30am PST
thousand 1 -- september 11, 2001. john kerry will replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. he has tried to smooth out relations with leaders in afghanistan and pakistan. residents of a three-story building are looking for a new place to live.
Feb 1, 2013 5:30am PST
to john kerry. we will see it does it will mark a change in the u.s.'s approach to the rest of the world. >> air pollution reaching dangerous levels in new delhi. they say it is more polluted than beijing. it was smothered l.a. smog for most of january cause and delayed flights and even road accidents. they said the pollution is caused by a vehicle emissions. >> this is the second bout of small. the days of visibility reduced to 15 meters -- second bout of smog. this is an ongoing problem the capital has. it's a combination of pollutants in the air and a low weather system. it comes from a variety of sources, farmers in the north culling their fields for the next season implanting but also the major guilty party, cars burning diesel fuel. 60% of what we are seeing is coming the cars and industries surrounding the capital of the core of delhi. weather forecasters are hoping the rain that will ride over the week and will get rid of the smog and bring the situation back to normal. >> one of eight candidates running for the presidency was shot in the shoulder but is expected to make a full r